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Art Nouveau 18 Karat Yellow Gold French Lion Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting profile of roaring lion with detailed face and mane With decorative whiplash surround and matte finish French maker's mark and french assay mark for 18 karat gold Head m...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

19th Century Carved Breccia Marble Baroque Revival French Lion Sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine and masculine sculpture of a rampant lion with shield was made in France around 1850 to 1860. Sculpted in a Baroque revival style likely as a heraldic device to denote pro...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Revival Animal Sculptures

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Breccia Marble

Pair of Petite French Mid Century Modern Lion Sculptures on Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
This pair of petite French lion sculptures from the mid 20th century features two lions made of composition, peacefully sitting on a base. Depicted with great simplicity, the lions a...
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Mid-20th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Composition

Pair French Brass Lion Head Design Double Hooks
Located in London, GB
Pair of French brass double hooks with a detailed lion head design, the hooks have a lovely black patina finish. They have three holes on each lion for wall mounting. Measuring lengt...
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Late 20th Century Decorative Objects

French Zinc Lion Head Wall Plaque from Early 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French lion head wall-mounted zinc and wood plaque from the early 20th century. This antique wall ornament from France features a painted zinc lion head, with full bushy mane, expr...
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Early 20th Century French Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Zinc

Pair of Petite French Patinated Iron Reclining Lions, Turn of the Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
This petite pair of French iron sculptures from the turn of the century (19th to 20th) features two reclining lions, peacefully resting on a rectangular base. A lot of attention has ...
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Early 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Iron

French Pair of Early 20th C. Cast-Stone Lion Statues
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of early 20th century French lion statues. This antique pair of cast-stone lions from France are each shown in laying position with heads up and alert, looking toward their si...
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Early 20th Century French Statues

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Cast Stone

Antique French Empire Mahogany Commode with Lion Paw Feet, Marble Top, Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Empire style commode or some may describe our lion paw foot commode as from the Restauration period, which was predominantly Neoclassicism. Our Old Plank restoration d...
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Antique 1860s French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Set of Three Decorative White Ceramic Boxes or Pots by Lion French Handmade
By Eugène Lion
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Eugene Lion, circa 1940 Set of three decorative pots or boxes in stoneware ceramic. Elegant white ceramic glaze color. Original form of the 20th mid-century design. n°...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic

Purple Japonist Art Nouveau Pottery by Eugene Lion Vase
By Eugène Lion
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Purple Japonist Art Pottery by Eugene lion vase A perfect piece of Japonist ceramic art. By French art potter Eugene Lion, in a very interesting and unusual shape in stoneware, g...
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Early 20th Century French Japonisme Vases

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Ceramic Vase with White Glaze Decoration, Signed Lion, circa 1920-1930
By Eugène Lion
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic vase with white glaze decoration. Perfect original conditions. Signed "Lion" under the base, circa 1920-1930.
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20th Century French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Vase with White Glaze Decoration, Signed Lion, circa 1920-1930
By Eugène Lion
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic vase with white glaze decoration. Perfect original conditions. Signed "Lion" under the base, circa 1920-1930.
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20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Ceramic Vase with White Glaze Decoration, Signed Lion, circa 1920-1930
By Eugène Lion
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic vase with white glaze decoration. Perfect original conditions. Signed "Lion" under the base, circa 1920-1930.
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20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Big Ceramic Vase by Eugene Lion, to Saint- Amand-en-Puisaye, circa 1920
By Eugène Lion
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A big ceramic vase by Eugene Lion with glaze decoration. Signed under the base " E. Lion". Circa 1920.   
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Vases

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Ceramic

French Terracotta Garden Lions Pair
Located in Winter Park, FL
A similar pair of late 19th century terracotta lions from Toulouse in the South of France. Old painted patina has worn off in places and the terracotta of each face is exposed. Old m...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Statues

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Terracotta, Paint

  • French Terracotta Garden Lions Pair
  • French Terracotta Garden Lions Pair
  • French Terracotta Garden Lions Pair
  • French Terracotta Garden Lions Pair
H 27 in. W 11 in. D 13 in.
French Academy Drawing of a Lions Head
Located in Natchez, MS
French Academy drawing of a lions head from Ecole des Beaux-Arts portfolio.
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Antique 19th Century French Drawings

Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
Located in Miami, FL
Neoclassic French large and very heavy solid bronze lion on a marble base. No markings. Very detailed and lovely made.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
  • Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
  • Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
  • Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
H 19.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 9.0 in.
French Empire Bronze Lion End Tables
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style bronze end table with 4 legs ending in lion heads holding rings with a round inset black marble top and shelf.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire End Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

French Art Deco Ceramic Black Lion, 1930s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Black lion, France, 1930s ceramic. This lion has been made in black, green and red. This is the black one! Same period as Charles Lemanceau, François Pompon, Lejean, Jean & Jacques A...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • French Art Deco Ceramic Black Lion, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Ceramic Black Lion, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Ceramic Black Lion, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Ceramic Black Lion, 1930s
H 7.09 in. W 17.72 in. D 5.32 in.
Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Ferocious! I don't think so. This is a fine and rare pair of creamware lions, each resting on a tall base decorated with swags of dark blue "curtains" with yellow t...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Creamware

  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
H 6.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 4.5 in.
Lion Bronze Table Lamp, French, Mid-Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Bronze table lamp lion heads and paw feet French midcentury Good vintage condition with good patina This can be re-wired and tested to USA or European and UK standards. Shippin...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Lion Bronze Table Lamp, French, Mid-Century
  • Lion Bronze Table Lamp, French, Mid-Century
  • Lion Bronze Table Lamp, French, Mid-Century
  • Lion Bronze Table Lamp, French, Mid-Century
H 18.12 in. W 5.52 in. D 5.52 in.
French Baccarat Sculptural Crystal Sea Lion Paperweight
By Baccarat
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
French Baccarat crystal sea lion sculpture posed on a sculpture of ice flow. The seal is softly sculpted, capturing expression and movement at every angle. The solid crystal glass is...
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20th Century French Paperweights

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Crystal

Antique French/ English Terra-Cotta Lion
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Fleurdetroit presents for your consideration this Regal Lion of European origin. Fresh from an east coast estate, this monumental lion statue has made its way to our design campus ...
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Antique 1890s English Belle Époque Garden Ornaments

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Terracotta

19th Century, French Tabletop Bronze Lions
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Fabulous pair of detailed, hand-cast, recumbent, left and right bronze lions with lush, flowing manes.
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Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 1890s French Terracotta Lions
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1890s French terracotta lions.
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Antique 1880s Garden Ornaments

Materials

Terracotta

  • Pair of 1890s French Terracotta Lions
  • Pair of 1890s French Terracotta Lions
  • Pair of 1890s French Terracotta Lions
  • Pair of 1890s French Terracotta Lions
H 27 in. W 11 in. D 13 in.
Pair of French Statuary Marble Garden Lions
Located in Montreal, QC
Pair of French statuary marble garden lions.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Statues

Materials

Carrara Marble

Pair of Terracotta Kneeling Lion Candleholders, France, 1950s
By Elisabeth Androusov
Located in New York, NY
Terracotta figurines depicting two kneeling lions fitted with two candleholders each. Signed “Elisabeth Androusov” on the underside.    
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Vintage 1950s French Rustic More Candle Holders

Materials

Terracotta

1880s French Terracotta Lions Holding Shields
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1880s French terracotta lions holding shields. Out of a East Hampton, NY garden.
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Antique 1880s Statues

Materials

Terracotta

  • 1880s French Terracotta Lions Holding Shields
  • 1880s French Terracotta Lions Holding Shields
  • 1880s French Terracotta Lions Holding Shields
  • 1880s French Terracotta Lions Holding Shields
H 27.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 13 in.
Contemporary Pair of Limestone Composite Lions from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of limestone composite lions origins from France. Contemporary manufacture.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Animal Sculptures

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Limestone

1990s French Natural Terracotta Lion w/ Shield Garden Sculpture
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s French natural terracotta lion with shield garden sculpture.     
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Late 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

French Art Deco Green Clay Lion Animal Sculpture
Located in IT
Art Deco green Terracotta lion animalier sculpture This regal bearing lion is standing on his four legs staring at something in a very elegant position. on the base of this sculptu...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Clay

  • French Art Deco Green Clay Lion Animal Sculpture
  • French Art Deco Green Clay Lion Animal Sculpture
  • French Art Deco Green Clay Lion Animal Sculpture
  • French Art Deco Green Clay Lion Animal Sculpture
H 14.97 in. W 22.84 in. D 7.09 in.
Antique Stone Lion Statue from France, circa 1860
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a 19th century French reconstituted stone lion statue lying down on a rectangular base. The sculptor who did the original of this statue has portrayed the lion in a reclining...
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Antique 19th Century French Statues

Materials

Cement

  • Antique Stone Lion Statue from France, circa 1860
  • Antique Stone Lion Statue from France, circa 1860
  • Antique Stone Lion Statue from France, circa 1860
  • Antique Stone Lion Statue from France, circa 1860
H 16.75 in. W 35.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Handsome Regal Outdoor Sculpture - Lion - 1940s-50s France
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Exceptionally charming garden figure / statue, from circa 1940s-50s France. Cast in cement and shaped as a regal lion. The lion statue is classically designed, with a full mane and a...
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Early 20th Century French Statues

Materials

Cement

French Bronze Figure of a Striding Lion, circa 1860
Located in New York, NY
French bronze figure of a striding lion, circa 1860 Signed by Louis Vidal (1831-1892).
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Antique 1860s French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Vintage Terracotta Snarling Lion Statues
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French vintage terracotta lions. This pair of lions from France, standing approximately 2 feet in height, each feature abundantly flowing manes, an attentively snarling fac...
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20th Century French Statues

Materials

Terracotta

19th Century French Hand Carved Giltwood Lion
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French hand carved giltwood lion.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century French Hand Carved Giltwood Lion
  • 19th Century French Hand Carved Giltwood Lion
  • 19th Century French Hand Carved Giltwood Lion
  • 19th Century French Hand Carved Giltwood Lion
H 6.7 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.76 in.
1990s French Natural Terracotta Lion w/ Shield Garden Sculpture
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s French natural terracotta lion with shield garden sculpture.
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Late 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of 19th Century French Limestone Lions
Located in Udenhout, NL
Nice statue of lions in limestone originally from France.
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Antique 1890s French Statues

Materials

Limestone

  • Pair of 19th Century French Limestone Lions
  • Pair of 19th Century French Limestone Lions
  • Pair of 19th Century French Limestone Lions
  • Pair of 19th Century French Limestone Lions
H 29.14 in. W 11.82 in. D 29.53 in.
Set of 3 French Victorian Porcelain Lion Clock Set
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3 French Victorian blue and white porcelain lion clock and pair of candelabra (signed St. Clement - Estate of Evelyn Walsh McLean) (priced as set).       
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Porcelain

French Terracotta Lion on Rocky Plinth. Circa 1880
Located in Charleston, SC
French Terracotta roaring lion mounted on rocky rectangular plinth. Plaque reads Lion Guettant Sa Proie, Par Foucher. Late 19th Century
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Animal Sculptures

Pair of 18th Century French Limestone Lions
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A magnificent pair of 18th century French Hand Carved Limestone Lions. The base measurement is 11.5 inches.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Statues

Materials

Limestone

French Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Lion Fireplace Fender Adjustable Width
Located in Essex, MA
A French Neoclassical Empire period gilt bronze fireplace fender, adjustable width, with beautifully modeled striding bronze lions on rectangular plinths with scrolls or volutes, de...
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Antique 1810s French Neoclassical Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

Materials

Bronze, Iron

Antique French Empire Mahogany Commode with Lion Paw Feet, French Polished
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Commode with wonderful lion paw feet, in the Empire style, although we have seen this style referred to as restoration as well. Old plank has a history of purchasing a...
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Antique 1890s French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

French Terracotta Lion's Head on Custom Iron Stand
Located in Pembroke, MA
This French terracotta lion's mask was originally an element of a 19th century fountain with water jetting from its mouth. This garden piece is now mounted on a custom iron, making i...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

French Bronze Two-Tiered Chandelier with Lion Motif
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 1920s neoclassical style bronze and brass double-tiered chandelier with 12 arms. This fixture has been rewired, but it is not UL Code.  
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Vintage 1920s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Terracotta "Lions Sejant-Rampant" ca. 1850
Located in London, GB
Pair of very fine French terracotta “Lions Sejant-Rampant” c.1850. Originally architectural elements, each lion sits holding a shield, on an integral rectangular base. With wonderf...
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Antique 19th Century French Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Antique French Ormolu Drum Head Clock with Lions Masks
By Samuel Marti, Pierre-Antoine Foullet
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and early original antique French drum head clock, circa 1860. Beautifully made in finely gilded bronze, It is of Neoclassical design with lions masks, scrolling acanthus supp...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Unusual Pair of Lions Bronze Andirons, French, circa 1900
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual pair of decorative andirons is made of bronze lions. This is a French work, circa 1900.
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Andirons

Materials

Bronze

Large French Grand Tour Period Bronze Sculpture Recumbent Lion
Located in Montreal, QC
Grand Tour period bronze sculpture of lion resting on a rosso levanto marble base. France: circa 1850.
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Antique 1860s French Grand Tour Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Lion Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of nicely detailed French 1920s Empire style two light wall sconces with lion and star motif. The sconce frame attaches to wall using a hook (see close up showing where the hook...
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Vintage 1920s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Two Terracotta Lions with Shields, French, Mid-18th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
Possibly designs for Chenets.
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Antique 1750s French Rococo Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Terracotta

French Empire Carved Mahogany with Full Standing Lions, circa 1880s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous carved mahogany French sofa. The sofa has beautiful upholstery and the carving is exceptional. The sofa dates to the 1880s era and measures 60 wide x 31 deep x 34 ...
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Antique 1880s French Empire Revival Settees

Materials

Mahogany

20th Century French Bronze Figure of a Crouching Lion
By Andrey
Located in Madrid, ES
A first quarter of the 20th century French bronze figure of a crouching lion mounted on a rock base. Inscribed "ANDREY".
Category

Early 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Bronze

Agnes Varda's 'Lions Love' Original Vintage Movie Poster, French, 1969
Located in Devon, GB
Silkscreen printed in glorious day-glo orange and mauve, this rare half-grande poster for the French release of art-house icon Agnès Varda’s 'Lions Love' packs a serious punch. Regar...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Posters

Materials

Paper

French Zinc Lion Head Fragment on Stand, circa 1780
Located in West Hollywood, CA
French zinc lion head fragment on a metal stand, circa 1780s.
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Antique 1790s French Industrial Mounted Objects

Materials

Steel, Zinc

Vintage Fiberglass Lion
Located in New Orleans, LA
A fearsome lion with one giant paw on an open book. Since it is made of Fiberglass, it is very lightweight. The workmanship is anything but. It is very detailed and realistically fin...
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Mid-20th Century French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Vintage Fiberglass Lion
  • Vintage Fiberglass Lion
  • Vintage Fiberglass Lion
  • Vintage Fiberglass Lion
H 24 in. W 14 in. D 18 in.
Antique French Majolica Cache Pot Planter Jardiniere Sarreguemines Snake & Lion
By Sarreguemines
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French Majolica Cache Pot Planter Jardiniere Sarreguemines Snake Handle & Lions. Direct from Sarreguemines, France, a gorgeous, authentic French majolica jardiniere. The b...
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Antique 1890s French French Provincial Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic, Faience, Majolica, Pottery

Pair of French Carved Stone Heraldic Lions Sculptures Garden Statuary
Located in Dallas, TX
Carved of stone in France circa 2000 and set on a rectangular integral base, the vintage feline statues are seated on their back legs while holding a Fleur-de-Lys shield with one paw...
Category

Early 2000s French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Pair of French Porcelain Lions Holding Wrought Iron Candelabras
By Emile Gallé
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Victorian (19th Century) large porcelain lion figures holding wrought iron candelabras (signed by EMILE GALLE "Emile a Nancy"/Prov: Estate of Evalyn Walsh McLean) (PRI...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Candle Holders

Materials

Wrought Iron

1880s French Gilt Lion Table with Marble Top
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1880s French gilt lion legged table with marble top. Hand carved wood. From a Park Ave apartment.
Category

Antique 1880s Side Tables

Materials

Wood

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French Lion For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French lion for your home. Each French lion for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and stone. There are 680 variations of the antique or vintage French lion you’re looking for, while we also have 5 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French lion — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A French lion is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Empire, Neoclassical and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made French lion has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Antoine-Louis Barye, Emile Gallé and Eugène Lion are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Lion?

Prices for a French lion start at $1 and top out at $120,000 with the average selling for $2,800.